Turing Centenary

Mark your calendars for this Turing Centenary (www.uib.no/turing) event!

Speaker: Christos Papadimitriou, UC Berkeley
Title: From Informatics to Storytelling and Back
Time: Friday 24th of August at 18:00
Place: Egget, Student Centre

Abstract: Stories are delightful and fundamental — and so is
Informatics. In this talk I shall explore the fascinating interplay
between the two: Is there something computational about
story-telling? And what kind of stories can you tell about
Informatics? Naturally, I shall mention early and often my graphic
novel Logicomix (logicomix.com) which tells the epic story of the
quest for the Foundations of Mathematics.

Followed by Debate: How to Popularize Informatics and Mathematics?
Debaters: Christos Papadimitriou and Randi Taxt

After the formal debate we will retreat to a nearby bar for informal
discussions.

Christos Papadimitriou is the Lester C. Hogan Chair at the University
of California at Berkeley. His research work is in the theory of
algorithms, computational complexity and game theory, fields in which
he is one of the leading international experts. His books, Elements of
the Theory of Computation, Computational Complexity and Combinatorial
Optimization: Algorithms and Complexity, are the standard textbooks in
their fields, while his first novel, Turing, was published in 2003.

Randi Taxt is vice-president of Bergen Teknologioverføring and leader
of the NFR programme PROREAL that aims for the popularization of the
hard sciences in Norway
(www.uib.no/matnat/artikler/2009/11/randi-taxt)

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